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Today is the first day of our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer and we’re celebrating by asking you to tell us how you’re going to #SpreadCheer during the holiday season. To provide some inspiration, we’ll share 6-word messages of cheer from some of our CHoR, VCU and Richmond friends everyday leading up to our biggest act of cheer, a surprise music video from our patients and staff!First up is Melissa Owens,... View Article

Dec 2 2013

‘Tis the season and just like Santa, we’ve been busy preparing for the holidays! Many of you probably remember us asking you to send us your stories of appreciation for our wonderful doctors and staff during last year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cheer. In return, we released a special video, which turned out to be quite a hit!This year, we’re asking our friends to tell us how they’re going to... View Article

Dec 1 2013

It’s almost that time of year again…and here at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU we’re counting down the days until we kick-off this year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cheer on Monday, December 2. As part of the initiative this year, we’re challenging all of you to help us #SpreadCheer. We will officially announce how you can be a part of the #SpreadCheer movement on our blog and Facebook... View Article

Nov 22 2013

Whether it’s helping a 2-week-old recover from a birth related injury or helping a teen get back to football practice, physical therapists are masters of mobility and function. Specializing in everything from strength and balance to pain, injury and development; physical therapists treat a range of issues and help kids get back to doing the things they love most.For one patient with cerebral palsy, the opportunity to work with a... View Article

Oct 29 2013

Spooktacular Safety

Oct 25 2013

As Halloween approaches and families begin choosing costumes, stocking up on candy and decorating their jack-o-lanterns, Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, SafeKids Virginia Coordinator has a few tips for parents to ensure children stay safe during Halloween.Creature CrossingWith fewer kids walking to school these days, many don’t know safe pedestrian practices, so Halloween offers a great opportunity to practice these skills. Teach your children to look both ways (left, right, left), cross... View Article

Oct 25 2013

A version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Fall 2013 TidBits Newsletter. As a pediatrician, lactation consultant and mother of three, Dr. Gauri Gulati shares her knowledge of safe sleep practices to ensure our little ones stay safe through the night.The number of deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has decreased significantly since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issues the recommendation that babies be... View Article

Oct 16 2013

A version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Fall 2013 TidBits Newsletter.Whether they’re packed in a school lunch box, bagged for a picnic or wrapped up for a road trip, sandwiches are a staple in our family’s lives. We all love the standard PB&J, but it’s important to add some variety as well. Sandwiches offer a great opportunity for kids to try new foods in a familiar form.... View Article

Oct 8 2013

Jada Dandridge is a typical 13-year-old who loves fashion and dance. However, Jada has experienced much more in her 13 years than most adults. Jada was born prematurely, weighing just 1 lb. 12 oz. and was diagnosed early in life with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes a buildup of pressure on the brain. Although her condition worries Jada’s mother, Nicole, she takes comfort in her second family, the compassionate and... View Article

Sep 30 2013

Alexis Nichol was born three months premature, weighing only 1 pound, 15 ounces. She spent the first 72 days of her life in the NICU. Over the past six years, Alexis has been a patient at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Brook Road Campus. The team of doctors, physical therapists and occupational therapsists at CHoR help Alexis manage living with spastic triplesic cerebral palsy. Alexis has been on... View Article

Sep 17 2013

Life As a Resident

Sep 4 2013

What do baking and becoming a doctor have in common? A lot according to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU pediatric resident, Emily Godbout!”Instead of calculating and measuring the exact amount of almond flour necessary for a perfectly formed French macaroon, I suddenly found myself calculating sedation drips, morphine PCAs and carbohydrate to insulin ratios. Instead of adding lemon juice or powdered sugar to create various consistencies of royal icing,... View Article

Sep 4 2013